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million in contracts that have been tied to hurricane sandy that surpassed what the government spent on hurricane irene which hit in august of 2011. off the sandy spending included floating shelters, emergency supplies. the cause for new york state alone is about $33 billion. federal contract spending related to a sandy does not come close to the amount spent in the work week of hurricane medicare patients have save $5 billion on prescription drugs since passage of the health-care overhaul two years ago. the savings are a continuation of the 2010 health care laws attempt to close the door on the whole or the prescription drug expenses that can wants medicare runs out. the budget office announced an added benefit. cheaper drugs means more people taking their medication and reducing long-term medical costs. >> schools for thousands of public school students is about to get longer. five states will announce today their adding at least 300 hours of learning time to some schools starting next year. we're talking about paul rafeal, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee all tak
partly thanks to superstorm sandy buyers returning to show rooms in november after the waters receded and replacement demand increased after hundreds of thousands of vehicles damaged or destroyed by sandy. as for trading, manufacturing in china helping give u.s. stocks a lift today. report on u.s. manufacturing for november in a few minutes we'll see how that goes we expect it to slow a little. so far, green arrows across the board first trading day of december, dow, s&p and nasdaq higher, bloomberg index up 1%. the maker of lucky charms hoping adults will find the cereal magically delicious, mills plans a campaign nationwide next year. adults are an attractive market for the cereal makers they are pressure for marketing sugary products to kids. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message, the first text sent was "merry christmas "now 1992. by 2016 texting may increase 40% from today's levels more than nine trillion texts generating 127 billion dollars in revenue. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> lol! >>> i know. we can smile a little with weather turning
tried to ban it and also the response to super storm sandy. what residents are saying about the help from fema... >> stormtracker 4, light scattered rainfall but the heaviest is yet to come. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. life at the edge of a sinkhole: >> you just feel so bad ... because of everything you've built up >> we will take you live to lafayette, where a neighborhood threat is expanding as a new storm approaches. it a race against the clock and the weather.... as crews struggle to repair a massive sinkhole in lafayette! a collapsed storm drain created the hole on sunday. workers say, before they can repair the drain and fill the sinkhole.. the damaged pipe needs to be dug out and removed. that is w
as storm cleanups. hurricane sandy spared the statue but did widespread repair on the island. the statue just got a $30 million spruceup that closed it for a year and it reopened the day before hurricane sandy. >> that's a shame. that was a storm. that was -- 13-foot water level. >> probably for a time all that was visible was the statue itself in the entire island surrounding it under water. kind of crazy. our storm around here in comparison not as big but it was a significant blow we tack over the past couple of days. many of you had more than half a foot of rainfall in just five days. we do have another round of rain moving in. i'm not going to call it a storm. we won't have flooding or widespread problems from the next system, just rain moving through. 63 degrees in livermore, san jose, san francisco and oakland. santa rosa with some rain showers around for you with 54. concord 57. have you noticed the lack of sunshine? taking that extra vitamin d pill in the morning? only 3 of the past 19 days have been sunny. i'm happy to report that will change coming up. but we have it get throug
into jumpstart and repairs to make a livable after superstar on sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation's largest city. the nyse rabbit ears program aims to get people back into their own homes not tipperary housing. federal and city officials see it as an innovative answer to this challenge of the housing dollars of storm victims. the program since contractors to restore power, he, and other essential free of charge. contractors have done the initial assessment of about 7000 homes in new york city and 2000 homes for similar initiative on long island. so far only about 400 homes had been completed. >> mitt romney has a job again he is returning to the board of directors at marriott international hotel. he has been on the board twice before but left to run for political office. army has kept a low profile since the election spending time with his family at their california home. the romney and marriott families are close. in fact mitt romney whose first name is willard was named after the hotels founder john willard marriott. >> it is a high resolution so in a high-profile
damaged from sandy. contractors will be isn't out to repair the homes at no charge to the montgomerys -- to the homeowners. most of the money is coming from pea -- fema. new york is paying for the rest of it. some say the help is not coming fast enough. >>> also, the mayor of america whack, new jersey will begin its challenge to live on food stamps for a week. he made that bet on twitter with one of its followers last month. the two will eat only what they can buy with $28.78. that's the average that people spent with food stamps. he will live off beans, corn and apples for the next week. >>> 7:44. frightening story for any parent. your child is missing. ktvu's pam cook is in the newsroom with this story. >> the child missing is lost by those paid to watch over her. she's autistic. staff members say they followed her for several blocks to the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station where they lost sight of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus in san francisco. family members say she was badly beaten and sexually assaulted. >> i'm looking at my daughter -- and by the bruises, i know what
in the park. >> one month later volunteers continue to work side along resident affected by super storm sandy. the cleanup is overwhelming. volunteers from operations less in international chip away at the huge mess. in the wake of super storm sandy, hospitals looking at their own disaster plans and covering their bases. the hospitals routinely test their preparedness. after the storm, officials are taking closer look at fuel and water supplies, how to handle crowd control, and the importance of finding volunteer help in the event of failed communication. >> if you've been with us this morning, rosemary is here. we are talking about the weather. this is one of the biggest weather warnings. fortunately, it's not on a regular commute. heavy rain and wind. as you look at this picture, the national weather service -- this is a big deal -- they've issued a flash flood warning for napa and sonoma county. it's only going to last for the next 45 minutes. it tells me this is a fast- moving storm. how else can i tell that? because it is why storm reports. it is right now moving through the central day.
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